What to Do in Boise

This list was compiled from Boise Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

Asiago's (Italian)
1002 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-336-5552
debie says: We had eaten there a couple of times when they had their second location on Cole, but had never eaten at the downtown location. The food was fantastic. My husband ordered the daily special of lasagna, it was GREAT. There More...
Bittercreek Alehouse (Pubs & Breweries)
246 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-429-6340
Mark says: Bittercreek is good people using good local food. Know what to order abd when, and you won't be disappointed! And ask for a recommendation from the manager because they always know what is good and what needs work at that More...
204 N. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-949-7523
Brick 29 Bistro (American)
320 11th Ave. S. Nampa ID
208-468-0029
admriker444 says: best place to dine in Nampa. and it gives Boise top dining establishments a worthy opponent. the lunch menu is diverse and inexpensive. the tomato bisque soup is absolutely delicious. the dinners are always warm and cozy. the building is More...
Bru (Pubs & Breweries)
132 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
Caffeina Coffee Roasting Co. (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
4774 W. State St. Boise ID
208-807-2332
Cobby's-Chinden (Delis)
4348 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID
208-322-7401
Cucina di Paolo (Delis, Stores)
1504 Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-345-7150
Denise Hunt says: Sorry it took us so long to find this gem - our fault, not theirs. Food was delicious, Mary Jean's personal service made the experience. More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
1115 N. Main St. Meridian ID
208-884-0142
sandlewoodO says: Love, love, love this restaurant. The food is authentic and fabulous as are the host, chefs and staff. It's just the place to go for a wonderful evening out. Thanks for being the BEST! More...
Flying M Coffeehouse (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
500 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-345-4320
ajax says: What, the 'M' not reviewed here yet after all these years!!! Simply THE BEST coffeehouse in Boise, and I really have to say pretty much anywhere, and I've traveled to a lot of places and drank a lot of coffee. More...
Goldy's Corner (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
625 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-433-3934
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Russ Ham says: Took my mother to dinner for her birthday. The eagle road location always has incredible food and atmosphere. We were seated as soon as we walked in. (5 adults in our party) and have never had to wait more than More...
Guru Donuts (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
928 W. Main St,, Ste. 100 Boise ID
208-571-7792
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
scuba304 says: Great food, beer, service, and atmosphere!! This place has it all! Soba salad, burgers, and fries to die for. The lunch special is awesome. Very unique and original menu, so many choices and so little time!! More...
1677 Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-343-1011
Jakers Bar and Grill (Steak & Seafood, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3268 E. Pine Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0898
Woodman1 says: Best happy hour in the Treasure Valley! Great food, great drinks, attentive staff. Check it out! More...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
Lemon Tree Co. (Diner)
224 N. 10th St. Boise ID
208-343-6167
Wandering Green Flame says: There is a reason why you see the line going out the doors, this place is a delightful lunch spot. The ingredients are great, the food is fresh, and the dishes are a great take on some of the classics More...
Pie Hole (Pizza)
205 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-344-7783
JGuns says: The Pie Hole may be a dump but the pizza is awesome. You may have heard of Menduo being the cure for a hangover, but nothing beats a hangover like folding up a huge slice of pepperoni pie and having More...
Pineapple Express (American, Unknown)
499 S. Main St. Meridian ID
208-429-9111
1118 Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-2727
Rembrandt's Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
93 S. Eagle Road Eagle ID
208-938-1564
Rice Contemporary Asian Cuisine (Thai & Vietnamese)
228 E. Plaza St. Eagle ID
208-939-2595
tara says: They also have the best martini and best bartender in town. The Lemon Basil Maritni, hand crafted by their bartender Major. More...
Westside Drive-In (Burgers & Drive-Ins)
1929 W. State St. Boise ID
208-342-2957

Nightlife Venues

Bardenay (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
610 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-426-0538
seekandfind says: I hope this does not sound arcane but Bardenay reminds me of Les Schwab. The staff at each are superbly trained. The product is high quality at a very reasonable price. The staff seems so earnest in working hard so More...
Bella Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
4340 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID
208-629-5623
Bodovino (Bars and Clubs)
404 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-8466
Boise Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
521 W. Broad St. Boise ID
208-342-7655
Thomas Williams says: Great beer, great people, great location, and the community-owned aspect tops it off! More...
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Music Venues)
981 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-383-4300
mmmcdowell says: We dined here for my Boyfriend's 30th birthday. We decided stayed at Hotel 43 because of Chandlers, which was also extremely wonderful, and I recommend staying there if you are celebrating anything special. You can order room service at the More...
China Blue (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
100 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-9515
Paul Valentine says: Awesome Experience I had the best time great service, fair prices, Really fantastic staff, I'm Very impressed with the music and their DJ Zuz One of the Best DJ,s In Idaho, I would recommend to all of my friends and More...
Cloud 9 Brewery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
1750 W. State St. Boise ID
208-336-0681
gypsycat1353 says: awesome food artfully prepared & nanobrewery offerings are terrific & unique, the root beer brewed on site is to die for! More...
Cottonwood Grille (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
913 W. River St. Boise ID
208-333-9800
healthyroger says: Very nice atmosphere with outstanding food and service---good for any occassion and offers a very comfortable, beautiful lunch or dinner setting More...
Gil's K-9 Bar (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
2506 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-4420
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Russ Ham says: Took my mother to dinner for her birthday. The eagle road location always has incredible food and atmosphere. We were seated as soon as we walked in. (5 adults in our party) and have never had to wait more than More...
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
scuba304 says: Great food, beer, service, and atmosphere!! This place has it all! Soba salad, burgers, and fries to die for. The lunch special is awesome. Very unique and original menu, so many choices and so little time!! More...
Jakers Bar and Grill (Steak & Seafood, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3268 E. Pine Ave. Meridian ID
208-288-0898
stjohn650 says: Just moved to the area and Jaker's is at the top of our list for eating out. We have been there three times since July 4th and every visit was outstanding......excellent food and excellent service. More...
Jumpin' Janet's (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
572 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-342-7620
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Legends Sports Pub and Grill (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
7609 W. Overland Rd Boise ID
208-377-1819
Liquid Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
405 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-941-2459
grengoat says: Liquid is great. They moved the stage, it's in a much better location now, saw some badass bands last night, NUDE OIL, DEMONI, and, THREE BAD JACKS. They all rocked. Wish Liquid would have more punk/metal bands on weekends...Good times More...
Lucky 13 Pizza/The Garage (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3662 S. Eckert Road Boise ID
208-344-6967
DeucesWild says: Great building and interior, you'll love the roll up, garage doors on warm spring days. Pizza's a fine pie, sandwiches need some help. Staff, while spartan are always working hard to satisfy. Nice place to bring kids for a pizza. More...
Lucky Dog Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2223 Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-333-0074
Meriwether Cider House (Bars and Clubs)
224 N. Ninth St. Boise ID
Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012
Neurolux (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
111 N. 11th St. Boise ID
208-343-0886
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
733 S. Pioneer St. Boise ID
208-344-0011
Suds Tavern (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
1024 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-345-9656
Tap and Cask (American, Bars and Clubs)
1555 S. Broadway Ave. Boise ID
208-338-5458
The Ram (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
709 E. Park Blvd. Boise ID
208-345-2929

Public Places

Big Al's (Cultural Attractions, American)
1900 N. Eagle Road Meridian Idaho
208-780-6118
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Wild Plum Events and Eats (Event Centers)
1621 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-994-7437

Shops

Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Big City Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1416 W Grove St. Boise ID
208-345-3145
Boise Co-op North End (Delis, Stores)
888 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-472-4500
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Boise Co-op The Village (Stores, Delis)
2350 N. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-809-2200
Cucina di Paolo (Delis, Stores)
1504 Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-345-7150
Beekeeper says: A Very Great and Unique place love every meal I have had there and My wife and I have had several. More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
Flying M Coffeegarage (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses, Music Venues)
1314 Second St. S. Nampa ID
208-467-5533
Flying M Coffeehouse (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
500 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-345-4320
ajax says: What, the 'M' not reviewed here yet after all these years!!! Simply THE BEST coffeehouse in Boise, and I really have to say pretty much anywhere, and I've traveled to a lot of places and drank a lot of coffee. More...
Flying M Coffeeshop (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
724 Arthur St. Caldwell ID
208-718-2720
Hyde Perk Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1507 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-345-2046
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
Rembrandt's Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
93 S. Eagle Road Eagle ID
208-938-1564
The Basque Market (Basque, Stores)
608 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-433-1208
ajax says: One tasty way to experience a 'taste' of the Basque cuisine is to take in a night of tapas, or to be more pedantic, 'pintxos' at 'The Basque Market.' Not only is it the food, but the wine tasting, as More...
The Sturiale Place (Italian, Markets)
1501 W. Jefferson St. Boise ID
208-908-7041

Services

Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012

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